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COVID-19 LAWSUITS - Democrats are FOR Them. Republicans are AGAINST Them.

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posted on May, 14 2020 @ 11:00 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2020

There is a battle raging between Republicans and Democrats over the ability of individuals, companies, and governments within the USA, to sue each other for "damages", due to CoronaVirus-19 actions, and inactions.

Generally, Democrats are in favor of unlimited lawsuits, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi indicates..

House speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected a Republican proposal to provide businesses with protection from lawsuits should they choose to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Especially now, we have every reason to protect our workers and our patients in all of this. We are NOT inclined to be supporting any immunity from liability,” Pelosi told reporters at a press briefing.
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However, Republicans are against lawsuits related to Covid-19, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicates..

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Republican leader Kevin McCarthy issued a joint statement redoubling their demands that, “Americans on the front lines of this fight must receive strong protections from frivolous lawsuits.

“Senate and House Republicans agree these protections will be absolutely essential to future discussions surrounding recovery legislation,” they said
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I was listening to a brief debate about this the other day. One attorney pointed out that there are over 700 lawsuits ready to be filed against various entities, government agencies, and politicians in New York, including NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio.

Also, Democrat-run cities and states have imposed the most, and the most restrictive, Covid-19 related orders, thereby causing the most damage to individuals, families and businesses.

So logically, Democrats should be against Covid-19 lawsuits...not in favor of them.

On the one hand, Covid-19 lawsuits would tie up the court systems for years. Millions of employees would be financially hurt when their employer is damaged, or driven out of business, by Covid19-related lawsuits.

On the other hand, a lot of people needlessly died in New York and California, because politicians and government officials told citizens to ignore the Covid-19 health warnings coming out of the Trump Administration's Health and Human Services (HHS) department, in early February.

What's your opinion on this subject ATS family?


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posted on May, 14 2020 @ 11:21 PM
I guess more Democrats must be lawyers who are trying to supply work for their lawyer friends. The Coronavirus is not like aids where a person has sex with someone. If you have a compromised immune system just stay sheltered till this vaccine comes around. Only about seven percent of the population of this country has a true weakened immune system or have a real need for a medication that blocks their immune response to this virus. But over twenty percent have a medication induced immune system problem that makes them susceptable. those people can have the doctor change their meds to one that is less of a problem. All that will happen if people start suing others and employers for a disease they get at work or out in public will accomplish is destroying our society. When they do that, the ones that take over will take away all of our rights to complain about anything, a dictatorship will take over. Is everyone going to be happy if nobody has individual rights?

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 11:25 PM
I was planning on suing God; so I hope the Democrats win this one.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 11:33 PM
a reply to: rickymouse

Democrat groups are filing a lot of lawsuits around the country related to Covid-19, but most of them are VOTING or ELECTION related, like this one:

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posted on May, 14 2020 @ 11:38 PM
Everything about Lefties is frivolous

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 12:35 AM
a reply to: carewemust

Yet you were on here encouraging people to sue...
Pot meet kettle.

At least stick to your guns and not flip flop when some ideals no longer fit your plan.

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 03:13 AM
Anything to overload the system especially for a profit😈

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 05:27 AM
Only idiots would be for them.

With record unemployment.


No jobs. No money. No hope.

You simply can not squeeze blood from a turnip.

Not surprising the usual snip hats are for this.

I side with R's.

Those #'s still trying to weaponize the courts for their own purposes.

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 07:34 AM
What should happen is that they should add compensation from shutdowns like this to the eminent domain laws. So, basically, if you lose everything because the government deprives you of the ability to work and maintain, you ought to be entitled to just compensation just like you are if the government seizes your land for eminent domain.

Burden of proof would be on the person in question.

But that would certainly limit the willingness of some of these states to continue their lockdowns so easily.

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 11:46 AM

originally posted by: xuenchen
Anything to overload the system especially for a profit😈

RE: The U.S. Covid-19 "Crisis".

Read each line, pause, think.


If it makes sense to you, you are AWAKE.

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 12:07 PM
Trial lawyers donate heavily to Democrats. They don't want to spite the hand that feeds them. Their public officials are covered by "qualified immunity" so they are not too worried.

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 12:30 PM

1. Dems are only FOR lawsuits against businesses that open up from lockdown - GOP is AGAINST.

2. Dems are AGAINST lawsuits over GOVERNORS that tyrannically overstep their authority to order lockdowns. GOP doesn't seem to have this issue with their Governors.

3. ALL politicians are AGAINST lawsuits that hold them personally accountable for criminal acts acting under color of law. Obviously this goes double for any possibility of CRIMINAL charges - politicians believe themselves exempt.

4. Holding the CHINESE responsible by lawsuit - too early to read BUT most Dems likely AGAINST while GOP is FOR.

5. Holding WHO & Bill Gates (and Fauci?) responsible by lawsuit looks solidly Dems AGAINST and GOP (voters) FOR. Caveat here is that politicians aren't spouting this much presently but social media is abuzz.


posted on May, 18 2020 @ 05:12 PM
Cuomo says no one should be prosecuted for coronavirus deaths in New York, including those in nursing homes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday addressed the state's early response to the coronavirus outbreak and said "nobody" should be prosecuted for the those who died, noting that "older people" were most vulnerable. The governor has been criticized for a decision in March, which has since been reversed, to send patients back to nursing homes after they tested positive for COVID-19.

"Despite whatever you do, because with all our progress as a society, we can't keep everyone alive," Cuomo said.

The number of deaths in New York state dropped again Saturday to 139 people. 

"How do we get justice for those families of those 139 deaths?" Cuomo said. "Who can we prosecute for those 139 deaths? Nobody. Mother Nature, God, where did this virus come from? People are going to die by this virus, that is the truth."

posted on May, 18 2020 @ 05:17 PM
a reply to: carewemust

Gosh ... it's almost like the media places the Democrats and Republicans on opposite sides of every possible issue.

Geez ... it's almost like, what do they call it? Controlled opposition.

We have a court system and laws. If someone has been damaged through negligence, they have the right to seek justice.

You're suggesting that every possible case nationwide is a simplistic black-and-white matter that we can solve based on what team we play for.

All due respect, that sort of BS is one aspect of our larger problem in this country. IMO
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posted on May, 18 2020 @ 05:20 PM

In the United States we bear witness to a tragical comedy of controlled opposition; two parties representing the same cause vie against each other in violent cultural battles, at the expense of the marginalized and to the profit of those few invisible hands who hoard the abstract figures of monetary games. The United States is a nation of controlled opposition; the Republican Party marches uncontrollably toward a death urge, while the Democratic Party controls the public backlash through weakness, compromise, and incrementation.


posted on May, 23 2020 @ 11:09 AM
May 23, 2020

Democrats are FOR lawsuits?

This was sad, tragic, and unnecessary. Governor Cuomo's horrible decision to place Covid-19 patients into nursing homes, have caused more deaths than what the terrorists brought to America on 9-1-1.

More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation’s deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The Associated Press.

Cuomo, a Democrat, on May 10 reversed the directive, which had been intended to help free up hospital beds for the sickest patients as cases surged. But he continued to defend it this week, saying he didn’t believe it contributed to the more than 5,800 nursing and adult care facility deaths in New York — more than in any other state — and that homes should have spoken up if it was a problem.

posted on May, 23 2020 @ 11:22 AM

originally posted by: carewemust
May 23, 2020

Democrats are FOR lawsuits?

YES they are.

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